Upcoming End of Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, and Amazon Linux 2

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At Posit, the security and reliability of our products, such as Posit Workbench, Posit Connect, and Posit Package Manager, are top priorities for all our supported platforms. To ensure a secure, reliable experience for our customers, Posit will no longer support any operating systems based on CentOS 7 after June 30, 2024. 

This timeline matches our existing plan to end support for CentOS 7 and RedHat 7. For Amazon Linux 2, this shortens the extended end-of-life date established by the vendor. Our decision is driven by the escalating cost and difficulty of effectively addressing existing and future Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs). Many core open-source software dependencies, such as Node and OpenSSL, no longer support operating systems based on CentOS 7, which means new security vulnerabilities may be unpatched or unresolvable.

We strongly advise all impacted customers to create an upgrade plan as soon as possible. For detailed instructions on how to perform a server migration for Posit products, please refer to this guide and contact your Customer Success representative with any questions.

See https://posit.co/about/platform-support/ for the current list of supported platforms and updated support dates for Posit’s professional products.

We are not currently planning to support Amazon Linux 2023 for our professional products as it does not support important scientific computing components, including Pandoc and Quarto, which are often used in Posit’s professional and open-source products.